I am loving the TPT Seller Challenge going on right now. So many educators have joined in the fun, and I just love seeing all the posts. This week’s topic is Dare to Dream. We are each posting about what our hopes and dreams are for our TPT stores. Here are mine:
Freedom from student loans!!! Ugh, the dreaded student loan payment. Between my husband and myself we have a good chunk of student loan debt. I was motivated to start my TPT store when I saw another SLP post about being able to make extra payments on her student loans with her store profits. That was enough inspiration for me. I am dreaming of the day that my store brings in enough money that I, too, can start paying extra on those awful student loans.
Flexibility in the budget – My husband and I both work, and we do pretty well with our budgeting, but my dream is to have a little more flexibility built in for those “extra” things. Sometimes last minute expenses pop up that don’t really qualify as “emergencies” and I would love to have some more “misc.” money built into the budget. I would also like to be able to know we have funded our retirements sufficiently, as well as our daughter’s college education. And it’s always great to have extra to give generously.
Vacations and travel – My family all lives in California, and I’m in Texas. My visits back home are limited by the expense of traveling back and forth. Airfare is expensive and driving takes too long. I also have a long list of places in the world I would love to visit: New York, Alaska, Australia, Hawaii, among others. Vacations and travel can take months to years of saving for. I am hoping my TPT store will help us be able to fund some future family trips.
Networking and friendships – I just love that blogs and TPT stores can bring people from all over the country (world even) together. I am hoping that my blog and TPT store will allow me to meet other SLPs/educators and that I can have a circle of friends all over. It’s one of the things I love the most about reading other blogs. Sharing ideas and networking makes us all better at what we do.
So those are my hopes and dreams for the future of my TPT Store and blog. I am looking forward to reading what everyone else is dreaming of. You can head over to Sparkling in Second to see all the other blogs that have linked up to share their BIG dreams.